The Petaluma Fire Department received 39 medical and 60 fire or other emergency calls from May 13 through May 19. Here are some of the calls.
Tuesday, May 14
7:11 p.m. — Firefighters rushed to 1372 N. McDowell Blvd. to fight a structure fire. They found smoke coming from the packaging and processing facility for Lydia's Organics. Apparently smoke was coming from a laundry area which also housed a hot water heater. No flames were seen. Firefighters determined the cause of the smoke to be a box of oily rags that had been washed and stored in a plastic bin. The rags may have been put in the bin while still hot, causing the fire.
Wednesday, May 15
6:48 a.m. — Firefighters headed to Highway 101 South for a report of a motorcycle accident. One man was taken to the hospital.
7:24 p.m. — Firefighters went to 224 B St. to extinguish a fire reported on the railroad trestle behind Applebox Caf? An employee of a nearby business had extinguished the flame prior to the firefighters arriving, but then it started to flare up again. They extinguished the blaze.
9:19 p.m — Units rushed to Highway 101 North for a rollover accident on the freeway involving a car that struck a tow truck. The driver of the car that rolled over was taken to the hospital.
Thursday, May 16